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They can also shine through layers of paint—so bee thieves can’t easily cover up an identifying dab on the outside of a hive box.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town|Andrew Zaleski|February 9, 2021|Popular-Science
She dabbed them with a tissue and continued without ceremony.
I dabbed on some Valentina, to see if that might improve the situation.
She had been portrayed in a modernist manner: her face all dabbed, violent brushstrokes, her eyes disturbed.Welcome to Woolwich, Where English Terrorists Say Sorry While They Murder|Peter Pomerantsev|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His beard was long, and his forehead dabbed with an exclamation mark of red paint.
At the long defense table surrounded by a team of six, Casey Anthony's face reddened and she silently dabbed at her nose and eyes.
Mimi burst into tears, and vigorously dabbed her eyes with her handkerchief.
Elsa sobbed and dabbed at her eyes with the handkerchief, not noticing that the man was amused.
He dabbed at a cut on his temple from which issued a tiny crimson stream, and jauntily shook back his hair.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
He rubbed old panels with his sleeve and dabbed wet sponges on surfaces that had sunk.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
I dabbed and sluiced, but nothing I could do seemed to check the flow; it went on, obstinate and irrepressible.Love Among the Lions|F. Anstey